Washington at New York (8 p.m. EDT). The Wizards must win to keep alive their postseason hopes, while the Knicks are a half-game behind New Jersey for the Eastern Conference's seventh playoff seed.



_ Shaquille O'Neal, Lakers, had 28 points and 16 rebounds in Los Angeles' 99-75 win at San Antonio.

_ Reggie Miller, Pacers, hit four of six 3-pointers en route to 22 points as Indiana defeated Chicago 114-105.

_ George McCloud, Suns, scored 23 points to lead Phoenix to a 105-97 win at Golden State.


The Los Angeles Clippers have lost eight consecutive games with Monday night's 107-88 loss to Minnesota.


Phoenix won its season-high ninth straight game Monday night by defeating Golden State 105-97.


Four players were ejected Monday from the Los Angeles Lakers' 99-75 win at San Antonio. Derek Fisher and Nick Van Exel of the Lakers, and Will Perdue and Monty Williams of the Spurs were all ejected within 45 seconds for two separate fights.


Minnesota's Terry Porter hit a 3-pointer in the Timberwolves' 107-88 over the Los Angeles Clippers, making him the 14th NBA player with 1,000 career 3-pointers.


Golden State is 0-35 when its opponents score 100 points.


``To me, it's not a hard one. It's simple and straightforward: the clock malfunctions, the shot goes in, the Knicks win.'' _ New York coach Jeff Van Gundy after the Knicks sent the league office a videotape, letter and $10,000 fee Monday with the hopes of having Sunday's 82-81 loss at Miami overturned. Allan Houston's last second basket was incorrectly waved off, giving the Heat the victory.